“Adam’s mind was switched from love to fear”

12 Dec

Classic religion has given us a jaded perception of God’s heart.  But it really came from Adam’s original fallen perspective.  He fell out of love… and into fear.  Fear made him hide… and believe that there was a distance between God and him.  

But good news is that God is restoring our perspective… He’s giving us back our original ‘love lens’ through which to view Him and ourselves.  We’re being switched back, from fear to love.  We’re seeing His love as immensely pervasive and unrelenting… and this love “casts out all fear” – (I Jn 4:18).  Our hearts are being restored to not only a theological one-ness with God, but to a very real sense of experiential one-ness with Him.  We’re realizing that His heart has always been motivated by love for us.  This is beginning to make us unafraid.  And when fear is removed from our hearts and minds, we can begin to love Him back so much more freely… and love others so much more freely.  Then ask yourself this question, “What would we do… what could we do, if we weren’t afraid… of God or man?”
No fear
Mel Wild is a good friend of mine and has been mining out some amazing gold about the nature and intentions of God… and about our identity in God’s eyes.  This excerpt is taken from his most recent post on his blog.


“God desired the affectionate intimacy between a Father and a son, but Adam’s mind was switched from love to fear.  I wrote about this
here.  So Adam hid.

And we’ve been hiding and God has been seeking us out ever since.  We either hide through our prodigal preoccupation with our counterfeit affections…or through our religious elder brother attempts to perform for Him.” – Mel Wild


Please read the rest of this post here.  And for more inspired writings by Mel check out his blog, In My Father’s House.

— MLH

 

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